apologies if this question sounds stupid, but I’m a bit lost herein I’m having difficulties finding documentation.
I installed ‘local by flywheel’ on my Mac mini osX-server, and I tried to access the hostname.dev address from other (Mac-) computers on my LAN.
Although I added ‘192.168.0.100 hostname.dev’ to the private/etc/host file, it doesn’t work.
I know about the live publishing but since that hostname changes a lot, this is difficult for my software: I need to change that address in different places a few times a day.
So, the question: how do I make the hostnames resolvable on LAN?
Even though the temporary ngrok domain is inconvenient, I’d still say it’s the best way to access LAN sites at the moment. xip.io is a possibility but it requires quite a lot of configuration due to port forwarding complexities.
We plan on adding permanent Live Tunnel domains in the future
Wondering if there has there been any movement on this?
The 3 issues currently stopping me moving from Zend Server to LBF are:
- Restrictions with using temp ngrok domains (blocks CSS links on subsequent pages!)
- Difficulties caused by not running as a Windows Admin user - recognised as best practice for several yrs now - see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nBVyEpK3VE&t=101m30s
- Probs with Firefox not accepting self-signed certificates - not using HTTPS is no longer an option.
Otherwise, it’s impressive and may eventually be very helpful to independent developers
In order to test my website from tablet, smartphones, computers i need to access via my lan network.
I can’t reach my website from a machine from my local network using a dns configuration using 192.168.95.100 address but nothing…
I can reach it only from the host where Local By Flywheel is running
This is a main drawback of your program… Which may make me take the decision not to use your program…
Thanks for your answer !
ps : sorry for my english !
I eventually found this tutorial that shows how to get the IP of the virtual machine instance (rather than the host machine) - thanks Megan!